Open application call for the position of Programme Director BA ES

Are you able to give academic leadership to a group of highly-motivated teaching staff and give further shape to content and organisation of the programme? Are you a dedicated and inspirational teacher and committed to the educational practices at FASoS? Do you have a vision on how to provide bachelor education for today’s students? If so, consider applying for the following vacancy: Programme Director of the Bachelor European Studies.

The Bachelor European Studies (BA ES) is an interdisciplinary BA programme that has its focus on the cultural, historical, political and social aspects of Europe and the ongoing European integration process. The programme covers the international developments both in the European Union and in a wider, global context. In this programme students are trained to become professionals who can understand, analyse and explain complex problems at the European level from various disciplinary perspectives.

Are you able to give academic leadership to a group of highly-motivated teaching staff and give further shape to content and organisation of the programme? Are you a dedicated and inspirational teacher and committed to the educational practices at FASoS? Would you like to play a key role in decisions related to quality assurance at FASoS? Can you inspire colleagues to -even further -excel in their teaching? Do you have a vision on how to provide bachelor education for today’s students and in the current organisational context of our university? If so, consider applying for the following vacancy:

Programme Director of the Bachelor European Studies

The Programme Director has responsibilities in the following areas:

  1. Giving strategic direction to the programme;
  2. Ensure that the programme operates within FASoS’ policies and procedures regarding quality standards, financial sustainability and work load for staff and students
  3. Coordination of teaching staff and interaction with other internal players such as OMT, the board of examiners, MarCom, Finance, Faculty Management, etc;
  4. Inform, instruct and evaluate course coordinators and teaching assistants;
  5. Be engaged in the FASoS quality care cycles
  6. Curriculum coordination and development in response to both internal and external developments;
  7. Admission of new students to the programme on a yearly basis in cooperation with MarCom.
  8. Representative functions regarding PR, recruitment and alumni activities
  9. Communication with students.

We are looking for an academic staff member who:

  • Is enthusiastic and has a vision about teaching and the organisation of educational and quality assurance practices in our Faculty;
  • Holds a PhD degree and has prior experience with teaching in this programme;
  • Holds the BKO certificate;
  • Is an inspiring leader and team-player;
  • Is willing to go the extra mile on the road of educational improvements;
  • Has strong managerial skills.

The selected candidate is expected to start in September 2018. The remuneration previewed for this position is 660 solver hours.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a CV and a motivation letter/email by 19 December 2017 to: n.cremers@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

For more information you can contact the current programme director Esther Versluis.